What does the Purple Ribbon stand for? Last week when I was at the Clinic on the REZ I saw Purple Ribbons tied to all the Posts, and little signs supporting August as Purple Ribbon Month.…..a Campaign to remind everyone of NOT leaving a child alone in a car. Yes, it’s a Law, but not everyone follows the law, and children die or get hurt unnecessarily.
Kaitlyn’s Law, was named after the 6 month old that died after being left unattended for 2 hours in a car by her babysitter. It is also known as the” Unattended Child in a Motor Vehicle Act,” passed by CA legislature in 2001. http://www.4rkidssake.org/ is a Non-Profit Organization started by Kaitlyn's Mother and Laura Peterson to try to raise awareness of the dangers of "leaving a child unattended in a car".
Think about your own driving habits....how many times have you needed to just run in somewhere for a minute? That minute usually turns into a few minutes, half an hour, etc. In the meantime the inside of your car is becoming a furnace....at least 30 degrees hotter than it is outside.
***So no matter where you live....think of the children (pets too) and don't leave them unattended in the car!!!
***more info can be found on my Outside Blog: California Real Estate and Life
By: Kathy McGraw- CELLing Realty